These professionals possess great skills and characteristics required to offer assistance to the patients to help them be better and function in society. Mental health is a severe problem that affects many individual’s way of thinking, their feelings, and how they behave in several different ways. Professionals need to acquire the right skills and characteristics to properly handle these mental health patients. Studying criminal justice at the University of Phoenix has opened up opportunities for me to learn more about working in the human services field. This will help me to gain employment in numerous state and federal level agencies.
The questions were insightful and required knowledge of how important cultural awareness is as it relates to the helping professional. The recommendations for increasing cultural competence are to study the history of other cultures and become familiar with them, make sure to be sensitive to the needs of others, and do not force one’s own culture into the helping relationship. The knowledge of other cultures is an important part of the process of knowing how to help individuals and establish a good working relationship based on trus Working as a supervisor
Diversity in the Workplace Christine A. Joynes Walden University NURS 3000 Section 14, Issues and Trends in Nursing November 3, 2013 Diversity in the Workplace Nurses are responsible for providing culturally competent and sensitive care to a very diverse population. It is for that reason that it is important to have a diverse population of nurses available to provide quality care and to assist their colleagues in learning about the different needs of other cultures and communities. The purpose of this paper is to look at some reasons why diversity in the workplace is important. It will also focus in particular on the issues related to gender diversity. Importance of Diversity in the Workplace Diversity in the workplace is important for many reasons.
• Extraordinary belief in faith to persevere through any situation that may arise; that being in the classroom or outside the classroom. • Taught to respect senior citizens and anyone older than they are because of their age, authority, and wisdom; especially teachers (SSW, n.d.). • “Poverty impacts education, self-esteem, quality of life and lifestyle across the lifespan” (SSW, n.d.) • Many students from this culture go to their community and religious leaders if problems arise that appear challenging. • Emphasis on hierarchical relationships. • Status in society is very important and all relationships involve hierarchy in some way.
In our multicultural society we need to learn to live with difference in a constructive way. Difference should not be seen just as a problem but as a potential for growth. Both clients and counsellors bring with them certain cultural attitudes, values, beliefs and behaviours. Societal and political events apply pressures and condition us and through these events we become socialised and learn what is expected of us. We see our roles as fixed and
· Understand the importance of appropriate communication[->0]. Cultural Awareness An essential skill in the provision of culturally appropriate services, cultural awareness entails an understanding of how a person's culture may inform their values, behaviour, beliefs and basic assumptions. Cultural awareness recognises that we are all shaped by our cultural background, which influences how we interpret the world around us, perceive ourselves and relate to other people. You don't need to be an expert in every culture or have all the answers to be culturally aware; rather, cultural awareness helps you to explore cultural issues with your care recipients more sensitively. Information about specific cultural practices will help to increase your cultural knowledge by providing an overview of cultural characteristics and issues.
In the article “On Developing our Empathic Capacities to Work InterCulturally and Inter – ethnically: Attempting a Map for personal and Professional Development” by Colin Lago (2010), he discusses how important it is for therapist to “have an understanding of how the socio-political environment influences and impinges upon the lives of those in minority groups.” This statement helps us to be aware of the differences and difficulties some of our clients maybe facing. Lago also says must be able to “contrast their own beliefs and attitudes to those clients in a non-judgemental way” to me, this implies that for a counsellors’ work to be fully effective we must accept anyone that enters our therapy room regardless of any differences. The article “Counselling Marginalised Young People: A qualitative analysis of young homeless people’s views of counselling” (Cormack, 2008) asks how young homeless people view counselling and how the profession can help meet their needs in order to be more effective. For this particular group the key issue was not (aside from the common preference for a female
A school districts policy statement has multiple purposes including providing legitimacy and promoting the development of programs, and communicating the value of multicultural education to the district. Culturally and racial diverse staff is key in reinforcing the district view about diversity as well as enhancing students experience and understanding. Therefore it is important to create policies and procedures for ensuring a diverse staff. It is also important for schools to develop programs that increase attitudes and expectation toward diverse students. I have learned first-hand of the effect on people’s achievements and behavior from other’s attitudes and expectations.
Effective written and verbal communication and being able to use a variety of interpersonal techniques promotes strong working relationships which will then lead to a good quality care for my service users. With service users I initially need to establish a service users ability, needs and preferences in relation to communication needs and develop a plan of action to provide appropriate support that meets the service users communication needs and methods. The assessment involves observation questions and regarding information on a number of areas including ways and their preference of communication by service users which support process of completing the service users person centred plans. Any changes to service users’ needs need to be recognized and care plans changed to support the changes. When conversing with service users I ensure I speak in an informal relaxed way I
The key is defining the right competencies and behaviors beforehand so that the exercises will facilitate the relevant behavior. Bench marking existing employees who are regarded as above average performers is one way of doing this, but for a start up operation it is a bit more difficult and requires more research and planning to identify the right skills. It then becomes a matter of designing exercises that will measure a number of different candidates objectively against the same criteria. Employability or genetic skills such as communication, teamwork, initiative, customer focus, influencing and negotiating, technology skills and leadership would be assessed along with specific job role skills. All attendees